Art Director

20 Jun 2022
20 Jul 2022
Full Time
Working at Stella McCartney is a truly rewarding experience. As a luxury fashion company with a strong ethical standpoint we are leaders and innovators in our industry.


The Art Director sits within our in-house visual team and is responsible for concept idea generation, developing strategic and visual solutions, and seeing the design process through from conception to execution.

The Art Director is responsible for overseeing the delivery of creative assets for the campaigns that they will be working on, and where necessary collaborating with our licensing partners as well as our other internal teams.

Deliverables include brand strategy + identity, product and packaging development, campaign development and roll out across all communication touchpoints (digital platforms, print, POS, experiential).

Your Mission:

  • Conceives ideas, concepts and develops final designs. Works collaboratively with internal and external teams to produce multifaceted communication materials in print, packaging, digital and other mediums.
  • Manages projects from pre through to post production, finished art and delivery working with producer and project manager.
  • Works with project managers and team members to provide professional recommendations for concept, design, art direction, production, print buying, and monitors quality control.
  • Defines design criteria; develops concept and direction; proposes, directs and creates art signed off by Visual Director.
  • Graphic design activities, including layout, production, illustration, and prepress file preparation.
  • Creates and develops media using digital art and photographic techniques.
  • Oversees approvals and quality control, along with Project Management team.
  • Liaise directly with licensee partners and builds strong relationships with internal and external contacts.

Your Talent:

  • Experience of working in fashion, beauty and/or luxury brands
  • Strong creative and strategic awareness: creative flair, originality and a strong visual sense, understanding of the commercial objectives
  • Confidence, to present and explain ideas to senior department heads and colleagues
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Strong graphic design skills: understanding of and experience in branding, layout, colour theory and typography in both print and digital media
  • Connected in the industry with knowledge of who we can creatively partner with to produce outstanding visuals (photographers, directors, stylists, models, artists, illustrators etc)
  • The ability to grasp marketing, licensee and PR needs and consider practical solutions

Systems and Essentials
  • Adobe creative suite


Our philosophy is to go beyond monetary return and consider ourselves responsible for your wellbeing, your family, your health, your time and the community.
  • Up to 50% discount on Stella McCartney products
  • Exclusive staff sales and sample sales - Including other LVMH brands
  • Matched pension contribution up to 6%
  • Extensive private medical and critical illness insurance, as well as life assurance
  • Annual Health Screening
  • Annual Leave Shop where employees can buy or sell annual leave
  • Flexible working/core hours
  • Enchanced Maternity/paternity packages
  • Matched Give as You Earn charity scheme
  • Fitness membership (Classpass credits) and onsite yoga
  • Volunteer and Birthday leave
  • Health cash plan
  • Financial wellbeing program
  • Physical and Mental Wellbeing Support Services
  • Employee referral bonus

Optional/ Paid Benefits

Season ticket loan, cycle to work and tech schemes, travel and dental insurance and much more.

We welcome people with disabilities and endeavour to make reasonable adjustments, if you do require such adjustments please let us know within 48 hours of your interview.

At Stella McCartney, we like to be bold. For us this means challenging ourselves and the wider industry in which we operate. As part of our commitments to inclusive fashion, we have an ambitious strategy to put diversity, equity and inclusion at the centre of everything we do. Our starting point is to create a workplace where different voices are respected, heard and empowered in equal measure regardless of factors such as culture and backgrounds, and to influence and disrupt fashion and other industries by providing opportunities for global diverse talent to shine.

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